We are an international citizens movement to create cooperative global governance. We use our votes in a new way that drives politicians, parties, and eventually governments to solve the most pressing global issues of our time, such as climate change, fair corporate taxation, mass migration and so on.
Simpol supporters give strong voting preference at national elections to politicians or parties that have pledged to implement Simpol's policies simultaneously alongside other governments. So, politicians or parties who sign Simpol's Pledge enhance their electoral chances, while those that don’t risk losing out. As democratic governments are driven to sign the Pledge, non-democratic governments will not want to be left out. They need solutions to global problems too.
Members of Parliament from many parties and countries have already signed the Pledge. You can see the list here. But to solve global problems, we need more! So, if you're a citizen, please sign on to Simpol to drive your MP, Congressman, Senator or party to sign the Pledge. If you're a politician or party, we invite you to enhance your electoral chances by signing the Pledge now.
Simpol is a citizens' global treaty in the making. It combines a way to understand global problems, a way to make international cooperation in every nation's self-interest, a way for citizens to decide the solutions, and an electoral strategy to make it happen.
Launched in 2000 by businessman John Bunzl, the idea for Simpol came as the response to a question: what would you do to solve global issues like Climate Change? Sitting at Sunday dinner with his family, John arrived at the idea almost as an epiphany - all nations would have to act together, simultaneously. Only that way could global governance be achieved in way that all nations win.
Simpol is run by the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO). Since it was founded, Simpol has been collaboratively developed with politicians, academics, psychologists and supporting citizens.
Why a Simultaneous Policy?
If global issues like climate change, immigration, wealth inequity and insecurity are global, we believe the solutions should be too.
At the moment, we don’t have any truly global solutions. Instead, we rely on national governments, but little is getting done. Why? Because any country acting alone to solve global issues takes a risk - to be an economic loser in a competition where winning is the only option.
The reality is that staying "internationally competitive" and solving global problems are fundamentally incompatible. So national governments are stuck in a vicious circle.
This is why global issues only get worse - leaders setting taxes and standards ever lower to attract borderless capital - all in a bid to stay ‘internationally competitive’. So they race to the bottom, and our problems continue to grow.
To fix our world, nations need to step forward together - simultaneously. And we citizens need to make that happen.
Our solution is Simpol - a citizens' global treaty - a range of multi-issue policy packages to solve global problems with each package to be implemented, at the same time, on the same date. That way, no nation loses out - everyone wins. Each package contains multiple issues so nations can balance the costs of one issue with the gains from another.
Simpol is common sense. It's about going from destructive global competition to truly global cooperation.
To make it happen, we run campaigns in countries around the world that give citizens the power to compel their leaders to implement Simpol through the vote. You can support Simpol by signing up as a supporter, or read on to learn more about why Simpol is the answer.
Funding and Political Independence
To maintain political independence, Simpol is a not-for-profit organisation that accepts no funding from for-profit entities.
All funding is raised from donations from private individuals and from sales of books and campaign merchandise.
Simpol - Information Pack
Full details on what Simpol is, how the campaign works, how Simpol's policy content will be decided and by whom.